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A military gorget worn in the South Sea Islands


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Object ID PAI3963
Description An item of battle dress that had great exchange value likely from the island of Otaheite. Otaheite was originally named Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795). The gorget was typically a wickerwork breast covering decorated with shell, shark's teeth, and feathers. Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI3962, PAI3964-PAI4076.; Page 24.; Typewritten title stuck below image.; Plate No.8.
Date made

Artist/Maker Roberts, James
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching
Measurements Sheet: 228 x 188 mm
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